First visit for a while. A couple of Sedge Warblers in the lower bit with a Reed Bunting. Also Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. A flash new culvert and fencing down by the compound, shame the spending by Powys CC won’t stretch to a couple of stiles and a bit of waymarking of the public footpath – scandalous!!
Sighted and certainly heard them this morning chasing each other around the lagoon reed bed area, 3 blackcaps singing and 2 redstarts near the golf club side of wood, numerous chiffies and willow warblers… at last one of the pair of G.T Grebes have decided to sit ….they had been faffing around and a coot had taken on the nest but now is all back to order….The noisy ones B.H.G. have diminished in nos this A.M…. last week evening time I counted over 500…A safe roosting place methinks.
Back home and delighted to see the Marsh tit after all these months-rest of birds dwindling rapidly in garden. Up lake and amazed to see a fem Goosander still with us-mind it could be a sunny day in December!! Also 2 ducklings still surviving; Willow Warbs and Chiffchaffs singing away. 2 Dotterels reported on the border (literally) near Kington last evening , but they seem to have vanished today .